Directing Video Games: 101 Tips for Creative Leaders (Paperback)
What does a video game director actually do? What guiding principles do they follow while leading a team of game creators? Longtime Ratchet & Clank director, Brian Allgeier, boils down his decades of experience into 101 fully illustrated tips.
Written for both aspiring and experienced creative leaders, this book covers the expansive and multi-faceted role of the director, from developing the initial vision to key methods on tackling design, story development, and production challenges.
Tips cover the 5 essential qualities of a creative director who must:
- Hold the Vision
- Provide Structure
- Keep a Creative Toolbox
- Lead Effectively
- Know Production
For those who are curious about what it takes to be a video game director or want learn more about the art of creative collaboration, this book covers the basic principles for leading and inspiring a team to make great games.